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Director:
Writers:
Jake Wade Wall (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 February 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Evil Hits Home See more »
Plot:
During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
More Generic PG-13 Horror See more (459 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Simon West 
 
Writing credits
Jake Wade Wall (screenplay)

Steve Feke (1979 screenplay) and
Fred Walton (1979 screenplay)

Produced by
Paddy Cullen .... executive producer
John Davis .... producer
Wyck Godfrey .... producer
Ken Lemberger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Dooley  (as James Dooley)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Menzies Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Betancourt 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
 
Art Direction by
Gerald Sullivan 
 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau  (as Marie Sylvie Deveau)
 
Makeup Department
Dee Dee Altamura .... makeup artist: additional photography
Medusah .... hair stylist (as Anne Medusah Aulenta)
Kimberly Meyer .... key makeup artist
Vickie Mynes .... key hair stylist
Kristina Vogel .... key makeup artist
Gigi Williams .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Wendy Cox .... production supervisor
Paddy Cullen .... unit production manager
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Shawn Pipkin .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Bartolone .... on-set carpenter
Mychael Bates .... property master
Joe Bergman .... leadman (as Joseph Bergman)
Bruce Bisbey .... art department coordinator
Sharleen Bright .... paint coordinator
Matthew Chevlen .... art department assistant
Liz Chiz .... set decorating buyer
David Eckert .... assistant art director
Mariano Fernandez .... welder gangboss
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor
Jim Heritage .... plaster foreman
Gregory S. Hooper .... set designer
Steven Kissick .... carpenter
Richard A. McCarthy .... plaster gangboss
Brett McKenzie .... art department assistant
Christopher Morente .... gang boss
Richard 'Rocky' Nichols .... assistant property master
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Noah Plunkett .... key greens foreman
Roger Prater .... stand-by greens foreman
Charles Righetti .... set dresser
Micah Roehr .... propmaker
Joel Ruiz .... set dresser
Paul Sonski .... set designer
Smokey Stover .... model maker
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. .... set designer
Scott Lafferty .... carpenter (uncredited)
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction gangboss (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Glenn E. Berkovitz .... sound mixer
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Matt Colleran .... sound re-recordist
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant editor
Darlene Gorzela .... additional sound
Mark C. Grech .... boom operator
Glynna Grimala .... sound effects editor
Arda Gulesserian .... additional sound
John Hays .... utility sound
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Duke Lim .... additional sound
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Tom Ozanich .... sound design supervisor
Tom Ozanich .... supervising sound editor
John Rodd .... sample mixer
Bob Rosenthal .... additional sound
Matthew Sordello .... sound
Peter Staubli .... dialogue adr editor
Peter Staubli .... sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Paul Stevenson .... foley artist
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer
David Young .... additional sound
 
Special Effects by
Dominik Dugandzic .... special effects technician
Steve Galich .... special effects coordinator
Jack Jennings .... special effects technician
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects technician
Garth Steinheimer .... special effects technician
Ray Svedin .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: Asylum (as Andy Rafael Barrios)
Elissa Bello .... rotoscope and paint supervisor
Glen Bennett .... flame artist
Timothy Clark .... matte painter (as Tim Clark)
Kimberly Covate .... visual effects producer
Mitchell S. Drain .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Evans .... paint/roto artist
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Joe Ken .... Inferno artist: Asylum
James Do Young Lee .... rotoscope and paint artist (as James Lee)
Michael Lori .... compositor (as Mike Lori)
Emma McGuinness .... visual effects executive producer
Nathan McGuinness .... senior visual effects supervisor
Steve Muangman .... digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
Mark P. Renton .... compositor (as Mark Renton)
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
Scott Smith .... animator
Hilary Sperling .... Inferno artist
Rob Stauffer .... compositor
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Aaron Vest .... lighter
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
Everette Webber .... digital opticals
 
Stunts
Danielle Burgio .... stunt double
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt double
Danny Downey .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunt performer
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
David Leitch .... stunts
Ryan Ryusaki .... stunts
Jake Swallow .... stunts
Randall Archer .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Stacey Carino .... stunt double (uncredited)
Kris A. Jeffrey .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Hiro Koda .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunts (uncredited)
Matthew Rugetti .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Steve Upton .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Marcus Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bartolini .... electrician
Noah Behar .... company grip
Craig A. Brink .... rigging gaffer
Eric Budlong .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Eric Budlong .... key grip: additional photography
Alan Caudillo .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alan Caudillo .... director of photography: second unit
Thomas Enright .... rigging electrician
Michael S. Epley .... dolly grip
Jon Epstein .... rigging electrician
Erin Franklyn .... day player: grip
Ryan French .... rigging electrician
Sean Ginn .... electrician
Russell Griffith .... electrician
Russell Griffith .... gaffer: additional photography
Russell Griffith .... gaffer: splinter unit
Harold Groshon .... rigging best boy electric (as Hal Groshon)
Miles Gutkin .... grip
Gene Hara .... dimmer board operator
Tom Heigl .... camera production assistant
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Milan Janicin .... film loader
William Kent .... rigging grip
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician
Michael L. Lewin .... grip
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Niles McElroy .... rigging best boy electric
Jeff Murrell .... chief lighting technician
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Jerry Patton .... key second assistant camera
John Pingry .... first assistant camera
Brian T. Pitts .... additional camera operator
David Presley .... video assist operator
Robert Presley .... Steadicam operator
Robert Presley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Chris Rauch .... grip
Robert Reid .... grip
Steve Reinhardt .... assistant chief lighting technician
Landon Ruddel .... best boy grip
Eric Sagot .... rigging electrician
Christopher A. Schenck .... first assistant camera
Frank Sims .... key rigging grip
Brooks Tomb .... rigging best boy electric
Eddie Tucker .... electrician
Aaron G. York .... libra head operator
 
Casting Department
Matthew Jon Beck .... additional casting
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Micah Dahlberg .... casting associate
Kevin Mockrin .... casting associate
Cindy Sciacca .... background casting
Jeff Mitchell .... casting: New York (uncredited)
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamsin Costello .... wardrobe assistant
Yulia Gershenzon .... costumer
Meg Matthews .... set costumer
Marcy Rector .... costumer
Lori Stilson .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Berman .... assistant editor
Dylan Firshein .... first assistant editor
Scott Gregory .... digital colorist
Christopher Kutcka .... imaging supervisor (as Chris Kutcka)
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate producer (as Julia Nessling Douglas)
Jim Passon .... color timer
Everette Webber .... digital film conformist
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
 
Music Department
Tiffany Biscayne .... orchestrator
Leland Bond .... orchestrator
Mark Cally .... music preparation
Tim Davies .... conductor
Tim Davies .... lead orchestrator
Jim Dooley .... conductor
Geoff Foster .... score mixer
Greg Hamilton .... music preparation
Simon James .... music contractor
Kory Kruckenberg .... scoring assistant engineer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Robert Puff .... additional music preparer
Brandon Roberts .... music preparation
John Rodd .... score recordist
David Sabee .... music contractor
Ceiri Torjussen .... orchestrator
Tom Trafalski .... music editor
Greg Vines .... score mixing assistant
 
Transportation Department
Robert aaron Brown .... driver: production van
Oliver Eisenger .... transportation captain
Chris Haynes .... driver
Mike Shannon .... transportation coordinator
James Waitkus .... driver
 
Other crew
Nicole Treston Abranian .... production assistant
Crisoforo Aguilar .... key set production assistant
Kyle Alexander .... location scout
H. Leah Amir .... craft service (as Hila Leah Amir)
Lillian Madere Andrade .... studio teacher
John Arbuckle .... boat operator
Lamonte Bell .... payroll accountant
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Grant Brostrom .... assistant: Mr. West
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Sarah Catizone .... key construction medic
Curtis Collins .... location manager
Bennett DeCarlo .... set production assistant
Claire Doré .... dog trainer
Chad Dunn .... animal trainer
Derek Ferguson .... production assistant
Arlene Ferrer .... assistant: Ms. Cullen
Russell Geltman .... production assistant
Flax Glor .... publicist
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor (as Adrienne Hamalian)
Jason Hariton .... studio stage manager
Elek Hendrickson .... assistant: Mr. Godfrey
Ryce Hetherington .... production secretary
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialogue coach
Cheri Jacobs .... first assistant accountant
Cory Johnson .... production assistant
Christian Krieger .... key assistant location manager
Richard McConaghey .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Carl McDowell .... additional production assistant
Brett McKenzie .... production assistant
Brian McMillan .... animal supplier
Vikki McMillan .... animal trainer
Adam H. Miller .... production assistant
Laura Morgan .... production assistant
Valerie Morris .... second assistant accountant
Jason Neudecker .... production assistant
David Nico .... assistant production coordinator
Melanie Orlinick .... assistant: Mr. Lemberger
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
Jeremiah Pitman .... production assistant
Paul Rathburn .... caterer
Matt Reitsma .... textile artist
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Jacqueline Sanders .... animal trainer (as Jacqueline Denise Sanders)
Ron Segro .... post-production accountant
Reese St. Amant .... animal trainer (as Charisse St. Amant)
Nancy Sykes .... craft service
Dawn Terashima .... set production assistant
Christopher Tipton .... assistant: Mr. Davis
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine advisor (as Ransom Walrod)
Emma Woodward .... stand-in (as Emily Rayner)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bell Ringer" - Philippines (English title)
"Stranger Call" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language (Approved No. 42003)
Runtime:
87 min
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Language:
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Camilla Belle almost turned down the role of Jill due to her personal dislike for horror films. 'Simon West' (I) convinced her that he was going for a more psychological thriller, so she agreed to do the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When escaping, Tiffany gets into a Toyota Matrix. Yet when she goes to lock the doors, the locks are not of Toyota make.See more »
Quotes:
Jill Johnson:Tiffany, I know it's you. I can see your name on Caller ID, genius.
Voice of the Stranger:This isn't Tiffany.
Jill Johnson:Who is this?
Voice of the Stranger:[pause] Who is this?
Jill Johnson:Cody?
Voice of the Stranger:Who's Cody?
Jill Johnson:You better cut this out!
[stranger hangs up]
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Soundtrack:
Lock ItSee more »

FAQ

I don't get it, who's the stranger?
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126 out of 187 people found the following review useful.
More Generic PG-13 Horror, 13 February 2006
Author: Rathko from Los Angeles

I'm starting to wonder if all these PG-13 horror movies are just glorified screen tests for young and emerging talent. Get a first-time screenwriter, an inexperienced director, a few TV actors looking for their bigscreen break and see what they can do. 'When a Stranger Calls' is a little better than most such recent offerings, but is still completely by-the-book; riddled with plot holes and genre clichés.

The story is unbelievably simplistic. The slim 87 minute running time is heavily padded with inconsequential friends and a pointless cheating boyfriend. The killer is devoid of even the token motivation of Jason or Michael or even the original movie's killer, and as a result is never particularly frightening. The police behave in such an unbelievably ineffectual and lazy manner as to verge on professional misconduct. Simon West brings the same attractive banality to proceedings that he managed with Lara Croft, but his style of directing is decidedly generic, possessing no indicators of real talent or vision. The performances are routine, dark hallways replace genuine horror, and the scares are of the tired cat-in-the-closet variety.

The cinematography and production design, however, are above average for this kind of film. The house is beautifully designed, all dark wood and glassy reflections, and there are a few moments that are of visual interest.

Though lacking an ounce of dramatic originality, it acts as a reasonably satisfying 'dark house' thriller, and maintains interest longer than most of its ilk.

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